FBI has a new primary mission


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The primary function of the FBI is no longer law enforcement, according to Foreign Policy’s The Cable.

National security is now its chief task, the agency’s fact sheet says.

Kel McClanahan, a national security lawyer, noticed the difference when he was looking at a Freedom of Information Act request last month. The FBI fact sheet accompanies every FOIA response.

The timing of the change remains unclear.